Fluoride has long been known to help bolster the mineral density of tooth enamel. This can help reduce your chances of suffering from cavities, tooth sensitivity, and possible dental fractures.
To help address this important concern, many municipal water sources now include trace amounts of fluoride in the drinking water they provide. This is a very common practice in most urban locations.
However, if you live in a rural area or you don’t have regular access to fluoridated water, you could gradually experience demineralization in your tooth enamel. This could also be a factor if you struggle to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you have a bad habit of forgetting to floss at least once each day.
If your bi-annual dental checkups with Dr. Michael S. Tseng reveal a problem like this, he might recommend a treatment plan that increases your fluoride exposure.
This often includes Dr. Michael S. Tseng administering a fluoride treatment to make a significant improvement in the strength of your tooth enamel in a short amount of time. If he has further concerns, Dr. Michael S. Tseng might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a specially concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.
If you live in the Burlingame, California, area and you have concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, you should call 650-777-9195 to explore your fluoride options at United Dental Group.